What to Know
- A First Alert for potentially severe storms throughout the entire Philadelphia region is in effect from 4 p.m. to midnight.
- Isolated showers could hit ahead of stronger storms later in the day as people head home from work and head out to Friday evening plans.
- Once the rain moves out, expect clear skies for the weekend.
Severe thunderstorms packing potentially damaging winds, hail and downpours are moving through the Philadelphia region Friday evening.
The NBC10 First Alert Weather Team has issued a First Alert for the entire viewing area for severe storms, which could include intense lightning, from 4 p.m. Friday through midnight.
After some isolated showers earlier in the day, the moist atmosphere along with a southerly wind ushered in pockets of storms in Philadelphia and the immediate suburbs.
That threatens outdoor concerts like Bill Joel at Citizens Bank Park (remember your poncho as umbrellas aren't permitted) and the XPoNential Music Festival in Camden – get underway.
“It’s going to trigger a lot of these thunderstorms and heavier downpours,” said First Alert Meteorologist Brittney Shipp. “We could see a few thunderstorm warnings issued with this system.”
The storms should begin to move out of Philadelphia and the immediate suburbs around 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. and linger until after midnight closer to the shore.
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Once the system moves out, we should have clearer skies this weekend with average temps in the mid to upper 80s.
Stick with the NBC10 First Alert Weather Team on air and on the NBC10 app for the latest on the storms.